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Software Evaluation Forms by Mind Map: Software Evaluation Forms
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Software Evaluation Forms

Silverlake

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What does it do?

Overall summary of software first, then broken down into specifics

Likes

The Evaluation Summary - space for my notes

Space for my comments after each evaluation section

Addresses just about every aspect one would want to consider.

Dislikes

Seems to be quite intensive to review.

Would I use it?

Yes!

Dr. Jim Kerr

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What does it do?

Provides a graphic organizer with basic info (price, frequency of use, etc), followed by a rating scale from 1-5 on various criteria.

Likes

The numer rating system would make it very easy to compare one software with another.

Delivery Methods section

Dislikes

It's very general, would suggest an "comments" section for each number-rating

Would I use it?

Yes, although I would create my own modified version with space for specifics, as I stated in my "Dislikes."

Buyers' Worksheet

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What does it do?

Provides space for the evaluator to consider studies on the effectiveness of a particular software

Likes

Includes space for the buyer to consider studies on the software

Dislikes

Doesn't tell much about the software itself or its uses.

Would I use it?

I would use it to supplement another evaluation tool, but not by itself.

NETS for Teachers

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What does it do?

Summary of specs for the software followed by checklists for various sections

Likes

The sections this evaluation form is broken into suit my style a lot (teacher support, content, assessment, technical quality, instructional design, etc.), This is a lot like how I would set up an eval. form.

Instructions for using the form - tedious at first but means more efficiency after familiarizing oneself.

Sections for listing strengths/weaknesses/recommendations

Very organized and aesthetically pleasing

Dislikes

None :)

Would I use it?

Absolutely!

Children's Software Revue

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What does it do?

"Always/Somtimes/Never" approach to raiting software based on 6 different criteria.

Likes

Easy to follow because of the way it's broken up.

Dislikes

Very general

Seems to be geared more towards early childhood education (includes questions about durability, etc.)

Would I use it?

Probably not.

Way Cool Review

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What does it do?

Asks evaluators a number of questions about a software

Likes

It includes a section for additional information from parents/students

Dislikes

Doesn't really delve into features of the software or potential uses.

Not particularly organized

Very opinion-based, not objective

Would I use it?

No

Checklist for Evaluating Software for Young Children

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What does it do?

Evaluates three aspects side-by-side (child features, teacher features, and technical features)

Likes

Three different things to think about when evaluating

The evaluation is very "kid focused"

Dislikes

Box for software specs should be up towards the top, followed by the evalution

Very black and white, no gray areas in terms of the evaluation. Either it's got something or it doesn't.

Would I use it?

I would use this in addition to something else.

Software Evaluation Criteria (2)

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What does it do?

Provides general software information followed by a "Yes/No" checklist broken into "Features," "Content," and "Technical Aspects."

Likes

Comments section for each of the evaluation criteria

Dislikes

No space for discussion of the software's uses

Would I use it?

No.